One million tenge to be paid out to riot victims’ families
Kazakhstan, Astana, Dec. 28 / Trend K. Konyrova /
About one million tenge ($6,745) will be paid to the families of those killed in the riots in Zhanaozen, chairman of the board of the Kazakh National Welfare Fund Samruk Kazyna and the head of the governmental commission on Zhanaozen, Umirzak Shukeyev said at a video conference meeting from Aktau.
"We will pay one million tenge to the families of the victims and to those injured, 500,000 tenge," Mr Shukeyev said.
Mass riots took place in Zhanaozen, in the Mangistau region on December 16. The riots were stopped at the Shetpe rail station on December 17. About 17 people died and over a 100 people were injured during the riots.
As a result work is underway to employ the dismissed workers.
"As of now, about 104 proposals were received: 23 on Ozenmunaygaz, 81 on Karazhanbasmunai," he said.
Mr Shukeyev said the number of commercial organisations making appeals to restore their property in Zhanaozen is increasing.
"Today, about 12 out of 31 commercial facilities appealed to restore their lost property," he said.
Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov said that he ordered a transfer of 100 million tenge from each region of the country to help those injured in Zhanaozen riots.